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Community Prevention Principles and Recommendations Document: Community prevention principles and recommendations have been circulated to policymakers. DHPE was a signatory. More than 70 organizations signed on.

CDC Grant Funding Profiles Tool:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released FY 2013 funding data and summaries in its CDC Grant Funding Profiles Tool. "The tool provides quick access to information on CDC funding provided to recipients in states, the District of Columbia, and territories to address issues of public health importance. These investments include funding provided to state and local health departments, universities, and other public and private agencies for a variety of public health programs."

Funding opportunity: CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative is awarding funds to "increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design." Total project funding over a period of three years is $2,610,000. Approximately six awards are expected. Here are examples of prior projects awarded. Deadline is April 28th.

Request for Comments: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to update the nutrition facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. There is a 90 day comment period. (deadline, May 28th)

Webinars, conferences and meetings:

County Health Rankings 2014
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Wednesday, March 26th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (EDT) - webinar
To register

Promising Practices 2014: Promoting Tobacco-Free Living and Healthy Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities
Sponsored by the Break-Free Alliance and Health Education Council
April 28th - 29th
Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, VA
To register

Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 15th - 19th
New Orleans, LA
For more information


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